We Are All Made of Molecules Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

Release Date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Rated: YA 14+
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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“There’s so much to love about this story . . . but what grabbed me the most is the humor.”
—Christopher Paul Curtis, winner of the Newbery Medal

Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless.

Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink.

Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom.  Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified, especially when “Spewart,” the freakazoid brainiac, transfers into her ninth-grade class. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out, and Spewart better not tell anyone the truth about her parents’ divorce.

They are complete opposites, but they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.

A laugh-out-loud novel that will also have you wiping tears from your eyes, WE ARE ALL MADE OF MOLECULES is wonderfully entertaining.

I hadnt really heard of Susin Nielsen’s latest novel until I got the offer to join the blog tour. I was aware of Nielsen’s other novels, but I’d never been lucky enough to get my hands on a copy to read...until now. We Are All made of Molecules was a fantastic read: it had the right amount of heart and the right amount of hilarity to make this one of the best books I’ve read this year.

Most of what made me fall in love with this book was one of the two narrators–Stewart. I don’t think I’ve ever loved a character as much as I love Stewart. This character, this beautiful, creative and goofy character, stole my heart from the start. I really enjoy learning from books and through his character I felt a whole lot smarter coming out of Nielsen’s book. Ashley’s character on the other hand...well, it’s a whole other deal. I like that her character got to grow, but at the start she’s absolutely AWFUL, and it’s obvious that she’s supposed to come off this way. You do feel little pangs of sympathy for her now and then, but otherwise the way she treats Stewart, while somewhat reasonable for her situation, totally had me hating on her for the most part.

Although the characters are a little younger, I definitely think that this is a young adult book due to the content. There were quite a few issues that were brought up during the course of the story: homophobia, bullying, and sexual consent, just to name a few. I thought the story dealt with these topics in such a great way–there aren’t too many books out there that do this.

I am insanely in LOVE with this book. Head-over-heels in love. All it took was a few pages to get sucked into this absolutely gorgeous story. We Are All Made of Molecules was a beautiful novel that moved me so much. I seriously cant wait to pick up more of Susin Nielsen’s books, because if they are all this captivating and this hilarious then I’m bound to fall in love once more.

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Susin got her start feeding cast and crew on the popular television series, Degrassi Junior High. They hated her food, but they saw a spark in her writing. Nielsen went on to pen sixteen episodes of the hit TV show. Since then, Nielsen has written for over 20 Canadian TV series. Her first young adult novel, Word Nerd, was published in 2008 to critical acclaim. It won multiple Young Readers’ Choice Awards, as did her second novel, Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom. Her third novel, The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen, was published in August 2012. It went on to win the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, the Canadian Library Association’s Children’s Book of the Year Award, and a number of Young Readers’ Choice Awards. Author Wally Lamb named it his top YA pick for 2012 in his “First Annual Wally Awards,” and recently Rolling Stone magazine put it at #27 in their list of “Top 40 Best YA Novels.” 
Her books have been translated into multiple languages. Susin’s new novel, We Are All Made of Molecules, will be published in Canada, the US and the UK in Spring of 2015. She lives in Vancouver with her family and two naughty cats.

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Giveaway time!
Since Random House sent me two copies, you can enter to win...

A copy of We Are All Made of Molecules!

But first, some rules:
  • This giveaway is open internationally.
  • You must be 13+ to enter.
  • I am not responsible for any lost/damaged packages.
  • This giveaway will end on the 18th of November at 11:59 pm.
  • I won’t use your information other than to send you the package...I swear!
  • You must reply to the email within 72 hours or another winner shall be chosen.
Enter via the rafflecopter below!

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Thank you so much to Colton Cox at Random House Children’s Books for having me on this blog tour and for sending me copies of the book for review and a giveaway!


  1. The characters sound like ones I want to get to know. I love humor and books that make me laugh out loud. So hoping to win this book.

  2. Sounds like a great story where Stewart and Ashley will become closer than we can imagine.


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